Richard Stallman - Copyright vs Community in the age of computer networks - (Skopje, Macedonia)
Recording from the speech Richard Stallman gave in Skopje, Macedonia on the 3rd of June 2010 - "Copyright vs Community in the age of computer networks"
More information about the speech on slobodensoftver.org.mk/rms/
Abstract for the speech in english:
Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it.
The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright--to promote progress, for the benefit of the public--then we must make changes in the other direction.
Richard Stallman http://stalman.org, Free Software Macedonia http://www.freesoftware.org.mk